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Educational Ennui

With my wife tackling her B.Ed. (and hoping to transfer to my alma mater for Grad School) and one of my colleagues also starting the MA program I did, I’ve been tripping down educational memory lane of late.

That came to a head a little while ago as I participated in a FB message exchange with some of my former classmates as we responded to a query from one of our number about an instructional design challenge.  My friend Peter summed it up well:

As an aside, you have no idea how much I miss this kind of dialogue with you guys. This thread made my day.

With that, I got a pang of sadness.  Read the rest of this entry

Overcoming PSTD – A different kind of learning

Much of what I blog about here is workplace learning, particularly in corporate settings, but we know that “learning” is really as much about behaviour evolution and modification as it is about learning how to work Widgets 2.5 after an upgrade.

The folks over at Military Minds are doing wonderful things to help those dealing with PTSD.  Until recently, serving members and veterans of all stripes were not encouraged to acknowledge and address their issues, but there’s a change afoot to reduce the stigma associated with this disorder.  Military associations aside, I’m very hopeful that efforts like these will help raise awareness and improve research into PTSD so that anyone suffering from this issue – regardless of what triggered it – can benefit from it. As a side-benefit, awareness improves on the outside so that we can help support and encourage those afflicted.

Our minds and well-being are too valuable to leave un-healed.   If we can learn to overcome it, we can likely learn to do almost anything.